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Norman Mailer: Works and Days
PrefaceLennon IntroductionLucas IntroductionAcknowledgments and Appreciations
First EditionsKey TextsBibliographiesBiographiesCriticismCultural Backgrounds
Works IndexNM’s IntroductionsThe Big BiteMailer for MayorAbbott Affair
Days IndexImportant Dates
Index of NamesWorks CategoriesDays Categories
Wikipedia book BooksProject page Projects

“Little, Brown Loses Mailer to Random House.” Article-interview by Robert Taylor. Boston Globe, 3 August, 57, 62. Scott Meredith explains why Mailer is leaving Little, Brown, and that his next book may be a novel titled, The Castle in the Forest. “It’s about an American army outfit coming upon a castle the Germans had been using as a concentration camp in World War II. The leading characters are an American Jewish doctor and a German doctor who confront each other and clash over contending philosophies.” This novel was begun by Mailer in the early 1950s, and abandoned; later he used the title for his final novel (07.10) about Hitler, retaining the confrontation, slightly altered, as the epilogue.